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Hopes, Dreams and Concrete Plans

Updated: Oct 30, 2022


I don't know where I'm goin'

But I sure know where I've been

Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday

And I've made up my mind

I ain't wasting no more time

Here I go again, here I go again

Never more than now have these lyrics been accurate, and they strike a chord within me.


I am launching my online business Anna Hertel Coaching. No fancy brand name. Simply my name and "Coaching." Because I am me, I am enough and want to help you.


What kind of coaching? Life and Health Coaching.


It took me a bit to accept that this was my calling. But as the song above writes, I sure know where I've been, which gives me a lot of confidence in putting myself out there. I am pretty good at it, even though I am only starting.

Now is the time to put it all together. Why now? Well. I am 38 years old, I have a 2.5-year-old daughter, and life also took me on many detours. Did you know that perimenopause starts at 35? That explains much of what I have been facing as a woman who sometimes desperately tries to regain the old fitness of days long gone. 38 is just not 28! So we must adapt across all areas of life.

I am here to coach women through significant, scary, pesky life transitions.

I want to help those who have had to rebuild their life after hitting rock bottom to live and truly thrive in their life.

I strive to support, encourage, nudge and sometimes push to make the changes you always wanted to see in your life. But we achieve this by understanding and conquering fears, limiting beliefs, and establishing new habits that will work.

As an athlete, I am passionate about feeling physically good. I will discuss fitness in terms of achievable regular activity and the value of whole food nutrition.

As a survivor of domestic violence turned athlete, I understand the magnitude it takes to rebuild, redefine and reimagine what life and love are about and how we can turn the darkness of memories into a springboard to catapult us forward.

This is the story I am writing in my memoir Maybe I Should Just Leave.


Because when we embrace everything about our life and combine it with feeling physically strong and healthy, we also feel better emotionally and mentally. And when these are aligned, we can aim for deep, lasting health.

One does not come without the other. It is all interconnected.

It does not happen overnight.

It is a process.

But I am here to share my story, bring joy, and help those seeking it. I have SO MUCH TO LEARN. I approach this with a beginner mindset. I am curious. But I am driven by my vision, and I will succeed. Follow my journey as I turn my dream into reality.

P.S. I am finally embracing my curls, just like Whitesnake :-)


Glad the 80s are making a come-back!

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